USDA seeks bids to sell Pollock

Federal agriculture officials are soliciting bids for 554,400 pounds of frozen Alaska Pollock for use in the National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs.

Acceptances are to be announced by midnight Jan. 13, and deliveries are to be made between March 1 and June 30.

Offers must be submitted electronically via the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System.  Offers must be only for quantities they can reasonably expect to produce and deliver.

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program for public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions that provides low cost or free lunches to children on every school day.

This bid includes Pollock to be distributed in federal food programs in Gloucester, MA; Portsmouth, NH; Newport News, VA; and Anacortes, WA.